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Key voting dates:
• Register to vote by Tuesday, July 13. (Visit ksvotes.org to learn more)
• Advance voting by mail and in person begins Wednesday, July 14.
• Tuesday, July 27 is the deadline to request a mail ballot for the primary election.
• In-person advance voting closes at noon Monday, Aug. 2.
• Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Need help? Check out this awesome page of voting resources from the Lawrence Public Library.
The Lawrence Times sent out candidate questionnaires. We wanted to start off with something a little bit different from typical election coverage and give you a chance to learn more about the human side of your candidates.
Last update: July 30
The Lawrence Times will aggregate information about upcoming candidate forums and post the times, dates, places and hosts here.
As we did with candidates for Lawrence City Commission, the Times sent out candidate questionnaires for school board candidates. We wanted to start off with something a little bit different from typical election coverage and give you a chance to learn more about the candidates’ human sides.
We asked the Lawrence school board candidates what they think of the district’s now-universal mask mandate and, if elected, would they encourage district administrators to lift the mask mandate or keep it in place?
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez announced Tuesday that she would not prosecute violations of a newly effective law in the state of Kansas that makes it a felony for individuals to engage in conduct that would make a person think they are an elections worker.
Early voting started Wednesday for the city primary races, and advance ballots are hitting mailboxes. The primary will narrow the field of nine candidates for Lawrence City Commission and a dozen for Lawrence school board to six each.
Teacher and staff wages took the stage Tuesday as candidates vying for spots on the Lawrence school board squared off at a forum sponsored by the Lawrence Education Association and Personnel Association of Lawrence.
Plus: How to request a mail ballot and where to vote early
The eight candidates campaigning for seats on the Lawrence City Commission took questions on affordable housing and police reform, among other topics, during a forum hosted by the Lawrence chapter of the NAACP on Saturday.
Eleven candidates for Lawrence school board found consensus on the importance of better pay for frontline staff, namely teachers and paraeducators, during the Douglas County Democrats forum Saturday morning. However, the candidates gave a variety of ideas for how to get there.
Candidates for Lawrence school board answered questions about the district’s biggest obstacles during a forum hosted by the Lawrence branch of the NAACP on Thursday.
The Lawrence City Commission is headed for an Aug. 3 primary election after nine candidates filed to run for the three seats up for election this November.
Twelve candidates have filed for seats on the board of Lawrence Public Schools, which means a primary election will be necessary to narrow down the field.